Synopsis

Nolan is a frustrated young writer who has hit rock bottom. With little patience for his own life, he becomes increasingly vulnerable to his past mistakes, until he meets Cassie. Stunning and unpredictable, she invites him to let down his guard and enjoy the world around him. Just as suddenly as Cassie enters his life, she's gone. Already unstable, this loss propels Nolan deep into his own imagination to keep their romance alive. It's not long before his ego-serving fantasy crumbles around him and he must acknowledge that his misery, like his fantasy, is in his own hands.

Upcoming Screenings

July 21st 2013, San Diego, CA

Media Arts Center of San Diego

Past Screenings

May 8th 2013, San Francisco, CA

The Roxie

June 20th 2013, Oakland, CA

Temescal Street Cinema

November 9-11, 2012 San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Film Society's Cinema by the Bay

Future Screenings

Additional Screening Information Coming Soon

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Synopsis

Nolan is a frustrated young writer who has hit rock bottom. With little patience for his own life, he becomes increasingly vulnerable to his past mistakes, until he meets Cassie. Stunning and unpredictable, she invites him to let down his guard and enjoy the world around him. Just as suddenly as Cassie enters his life, she's gone. Already unstable, this loss propels Nolan deep into his own imagination to keep their romance alive. It's not long before his ego-serving fantasy crumbles around him and he must acknowledge that his misery, like his fantasy, is in his own hands.

Cast & Crew

  • Cast
  • Cole Smith as Nolan
  • Lisa Greyson as Cassie
  • Briana Eason as Tina
  • Amir Motlagh as Grant
  • Heather Ryan as Jeannie
  • Jake Lyall as Scott
  • Baruch Porras-Hernandez as Chester
  • Karina Wolfe as Esmeralda
  • Brad Smith as Book
  • Tony Sommers as Jed
  • Melissa Quine as Girl at Party
  • Crew
  • Directed by Sean Gillane
  • Produced by Katherine Bruens
  • Production Manager Stephanie Petrus
  • Screenplay by Theo Miller and Katherine Bruens
  • VFX Supervisor Ken Fisk
  • Production Designer Tamara Larson
  • Original Score by Jess Sylvester

  • full credits at imdb

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Press

"CXL is invigoratingly and unwaveringly cinematic, and full of visual and sonic pleasures. It's never nihilistic, despite some outward appearances, and that may be what ultimately defines a San Francisco film."

- Michael Fox, KQED

"Gillane's "CXL" will entertain viewers as they try to unravel the truth about Nolan's motivations and life."

- Peter Wong, Beyond Chron

"A dark plot twist ushers in a cheerfully surreal second half ... suggesting that maybe there are parallel realities at play, or just a guy with a hell of a lot of personal baggage."

- Cheryl Eddy, San Francisco Bay Guardian

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